Tag: Underway

USS Blue Ridge breaks record with 65-day underway record

The USS Blue Ridge marked 65 days of continuous underway operations this week, the Navy announced on Thursday, surpassing a record the ship had held for 48 years. The Blue Ridge, generally known for its frequent port visits, changed its patrol for underway operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic and broke its record on Sunday, according to the Navy. The vessel conducted operations that included supporting the 7th command and control of the fleet and supporting partners and allies across the region in lieu of physical visits. According to the Navy, the vessel’s previous record of 64 days was set ... Read more

Evacuations underway as flooding hits Roanoke, Va.

May 21 (UPI) — An onslaught of heavy rain has triggered extensive life-threatening flooding in the southern Appalachians of North Carolina and Virginia, with evacuations underway in the city of Roanoke. The flood danger prompted the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center to issue a high risk for flooding for Wednesday and Wednesday night, the first time since Feb. 11. “The same slow-moving storm that caused catastrophic flooding in portions of Michigan early this week will continue to inundate areas in its path into Thursday night,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Brandon Buckingham said. While Michigan is welcoming much-needed dry weather, the storm ... Read more

Corvias Continues to Improve Military Housing; Major Renovations Underway on 100+ Homes at Fort Rucker

FORT RUCKER, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Corvias, a long-term solutions and management partner to the U.S. military, has begun delivery of more than 100 renovated homes in the Munson neighborhood at Fort Rucker as part of its $325 million capital investment that continues to fund improvements to the company’s entire Army housing portfolio. Corvias worked with local small businesses to complete the renovations, which involved gutting the homes down to the studs and designing an all-new floor plan filled with contemporary design elements. The renovated homes, all duplexes originally built in the late 1950s, received state-of-the-art updates to modernize the layout and refresh ... Read more

White House Shakeup Underway as Stephanie Grisham Abruptly Out as Press Secretary

News Roy Rochlin / Getty ImagesOutgoing White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham is pictured in a Sept. 23 file photo from an interview with “Mornings With Maria” anchor Maria Bartiromo at Fox Business Network Studios. (Roy Rochlin / Getty Images) White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham is stepping down from her position and rejoining the first lady’s office as chief of staff and spokeswoman for Melania Trump. Grisham will be taking over for Lindsay Reynolds who served as the first lady’s chief of staff until she resigned earlier this week to “spend time with her family,” according to Melania Trump’s ... Read more

BREAKING: US-Led Airstrikes Underway in Iraq; Retaliation Against Iran-Backed Group That Killed Americans

The operation against Kata’ib Hezbollah is targeting weapons storage facilities. U.S.-led coalition airstrikes are underway in Iraq against the Iran-backed militia group that killed two Americans and one U.K. medic on Wednesday, according to multiple U.S. officials.  The operation is targeting weapons storage facilities, according to one defense official.  Officials have not confirmed which Iran-backed group carried out the Wednesday attack but Gen. Frank McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command, in testimony earlier Thursday appeared to suggest that it was conducted by the same Shia militia group that attacked another Iraqi military base in December, killing an American contractor.  “The Iranian proxy group ... Read more